Malaysian High Court Judge Dies

The Kuala Lumpur Courts were taken aback by a piece of shocking news today. Kuala Lumpur High Court Judge Datuk Abdul Wahab Said Ahmad passed away yesterday after succumbing to a heart attack during a game of badminton in Shah Alam Club.

Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad houses the Kuala Lumpur High Court Commercial Division

His death is a great loss to the Malaysian judiciary, as his Lordship was well known for his warmness and courtesy. He was the first judge that I appeared before when I started Chambering. My experience with him was pleasant as he gave judgement to our favour. It was also delightful as we managed to bulldoze the opponent’s case within minutes.

Unfortunately, that was the only time that I appeared before him. I didn’t have the opportunity to see him again there after. When the news broke out in the newspaper and also by word of mouth, the hot topic among the lawyers was his Lordship’s death. Many that I’ve met had many praises for him.

Coincidentally, there were 2 judges with similar names in Kuala Lumpur High Court. Some people wondered which of the judge has passed on. Since I was in Court today, I decided to pay his Court at D8 a visit. On his notice board, there was a notice saying that his Lordship has passed away yesterday and all cases before him are to be postponed.

May he rest in peace.

10 thoughts on “Malaysian High Court Judge Dies”

  1. I managed to appear before him 3 times.
    At all those times, his Lordship was a perfect gentleman. Very nice, sensible and fair. Gracious to all lawyers who appeared before him. His Lordship has the kind of temperament that all judges should have. Sadly, not many are like his Lordship.
    The Malaysian judiciary is getting alot of sucky deals. First the President of the Court of Appeal has terminal brain cancer. Now Datuk Abdul Wahab has passed away. We’re losing alot of good ones 🙁

  2. a little bird told me that he was playing badminton double partnering Mohd Zaki J. Their opponents, so far unknown. Suddenly, he collapsed in the middle of the game. Yes. His Lordship is very learned judge. He always knew his files before he came out from his chamber. My condolence to his family. May he rest in peace.

  3. Luxifer: when xes becomes judge? so he will give judgment in ur favour when u strut ur shuffle skills before him?
    practice hard k? teehehee..
    His demise is an unfortunate news to the legal arena. May he rest in peace.

  4. he’s my best friend dad, and yet today only i know..have been readin dis blog on the day xes posted it.. rest in peace..

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